: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Ukrainian World Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary in Kyiv
    Sep15

    Ukrainian World Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary in Kyiv

    KYIV – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) held its 50th anniversary commemoration at the Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv on August 26. Joining the UWC leadership and representatives of its international network were Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko; Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Patriarch Filaret of...

    Coal Mines In Eastern Ukraine Threatened By Rising Water
    Sep15

    Coal Mines In Eastern Ukraine Threatened By Rising Water

    The closure of coal mines in separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine is causing serious trouble for miners working nearby. As groundwater fills up the disused mineshafts, it seeps into the operational ones — and brings a risk of imminent flooding that threatens countless livelihoods. (Current Time TV) …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge:  New threat to regional stability
    Sep15

    Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge: New threat to regional stability

    After illegally annexing Crimea in 2014, Russia declared it would build a 12-mile-long road-and-rail bridge across the Kerch Strait, connecting mainland Russia to the occupied Crimean peninsula. And last year (2016), with construction under way, Moscow officials promised that the building of this massive bridge would “in no way limit [maritime]...

    Zach Braff Discovers He’s Advertising Erection Pills In Russia
    Sep15

    Zach Braff Discovers He’s Advertising Erection Pills In Russia

    Zach Braff, star of the popular television show “Scrubs,” discovered his photo is being used to sell male performance enhancement pills in Russia. The actor tweeted a facepalm emoji accompanied with a photo of himself as Doctor John “J.D.” Dorian on a Ukrainian ad selling erectile dysfunction medicine. The ad stated the medicine...

    How I Believe Facebook Was Censoring My Political Speech
    Sep15

    How I Believe Facebook Was Censoring My Political Speech

    In the Summer of 2007 I traveled to China to speak at a conference concerning security preparations for the Olympic Games, which were to be held in Beijing the following year. While transiting Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport I noticed something odd. The internet sites that I checked every day would not open, to include The American...

    War Games Meet Mind Games
    Sep15

    War Games Meet Mind Games

    Russia and Belarus officially launched their weeklong war games on Tuesday, in a display of military muscle-flexing that has set much of Europe on edge. As the Wall Street Journal notes, the Zapad (“West”) drills began with Russian tanks moving toward Belarus, while a wary NATO keeps watch with a surveillance plane: NATO had promised to keep a...

    U.S. Coal Shipment Arrives In Ukraine
    Sep15

    U.S. Coal Shipment Arrives In Ukraine

    The first shipment of coal from the United States has arrived in Ukraine, part of a deal between a Ukrainian state-owned energy firm and a Pennsylvania-based mining company. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence
    Sep15

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence

    A children’s book featuring a story about a girl and her two mothers struck a nerve among some Ukrainians, leading its presentation at a Kyiv book fair to be canceled over fears of violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence
    Sep15

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence

    A children’s book featuring a story about a girl and her two mothers struck a nerve among some Ukrainians, leading its presentation at a Kyiv book fair to be canceled over fears of violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Renews Russia Sanctions, Keeps Ban On New U.S. Envoy Antonov
    Sep15

    EU Renews Russia Sanctions, Keeps Ban On New U.S. Envoy Antonov

    The European Union has prolonged its asset freezes and travel bans on Russian officials and Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine for another six months, with Russia’s new ambassador to the United States likely to remain on the list, diplomats said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...